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Prof. Rasmussen Short Writing Assignment #1 Francis Fukuyama’s argues in The End of History and the Last Man that liberal democracy is the best political ideology and is the “end point of mankind’s ideological evolution.” Fukuyama uses Marx’s directional view of history to explain the evolution of different political ideologies. Marx claims that history proceeded in a relatively linear fashion from the time of empires, monarchies, and bourgeois rule to communism at the end, which is inevitable. Fukuyama argues that liberal democracy, not communism is the inevitable outcome of competing ideologies. To Fukuyama liberal democracy also fulfills mankind’s desire to be recognized; one of man’s most important desires that guides the course of history. Liberal democracy fulfills man’s desire to be recognized by creating equality, political recognition, and legal recognition. All other political ideologies have had imperfections which did not allow them to continue to be viable.
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